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Andrew Bolt on The Spirit of Mawsonscientific” expedition, now trapped in the millions of tone of ice they continue to assure us is melting.

The expedition of warmists now on a Russian ship trapped in ice is called “Spirit of Mawson” in honor of explorer Douglas Mawson who, a century ago, spent two years on Antarctica during which he lost two colleagues on a trek. Mawson himself survived only by eating his huskies and trudging back on feet that had lost the skin of the soles.

Guardian journalist Laurence Topham on the “Spirit of Mawson” now demonstrates how that spirit lives on in this ship of warmists, awaiting rescue by helicopter after a week trapped in ice they’d assumed was melting away: 

It is quite stressful… I miss banana and peanut butter milkshakes… I’ve got this really thin, small bed… I’ve hurt my back… I jammed my leg in the door last night… And it’s only going to get worse… Stranded in ice. Oh, God I’m going mad.

It is impossible to ponder on the travails of these brave investigators without weeping tears of laughter.


  1. “…now demonstrates how that spirit lives on…”

    Mawson faced hunger and disfigurement – these bozos haven’t even lost Internet connection yet!

  2. Flaxen Saxon says:

    I’m hoping they experience a Captain Oates moment and leave the confines of their air conditioned environment: ‘I’m going for a piss, I maybe sometime.’

  3. No “milkshakes” and “peanut butter”.

    What are they – American teenagers?

    And trapped by ice they did not expect to be there.

    Yes – it is funny.

  4. Bill Sticker says:

    ….. aaand they got helped by their arch enemy Anthony Watts, who was kind enough to devote time and energy to send a workable weather forecast to their ship, unlike the climate models the trapped souls had been relying on. Sometimes the irony clangs.

  5. RAB says:

    Yep… Heart of Stone time…:-)

    Gosh! Trapped in all that ice that isn’t supposed to be there, and in a little bed with your poor frozen tootsies sticking out the end, without a peanut butter sandwich to your name… Bless!

    Last night I saw upon the stair
    A little man who wasn’t there
    He wasn’t there again today
    Oh, how I wish he’d go away…

  6. Lynne says:

    No doubt we’ll get scary stories about how CAGW has forced the polar bears to mutate into penguins.

  7. “…..Douglas Mawson who, a century ago, spent two years on Antarctica during which he lost two colleagues on a trek……”

    The loss of one would be considered a tragedy, but two? That smacks of plain carelessness.

    The similarity of the above to anything written by Oscar Wilde is, of course, purely coincidental.


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